Project Specifications

Sisters of St. Joseph


North, Sydney, New South Wales

September 2019

Refurbishment works to a live facility


Total Care were awarded the contract for refurbishment of the Sisters of St. Joseph flagship facility in North Sydney.

The project involved a two-stage upgrade to existing external pathways and St. Ignatius amenities. The purpose of the project was to reconfigure the existing pathways to include compliant ramps and handrails. The project includes forming new concrete ramps and stairs, blockwork retaining walls and paved finishes.

The amenities refurbishment works comprised of full strip out of the existing bathrooms, changing the floor level to align with external works, tiling and fit-off with new fixtures and fittings.


The project takes place in a live facility with staff and members of the public requiring access to all buildings throughout the job. The project was carefully staged to ensure critical ramps are delivered on time to facilitate access. The construction work has been programmed to allow quiet works during mass services and additional supervision specifically for public safety during complex works.

The demolition process required flexibility and careful planning. Total Care worked with facility managers in arranging
pre-planned shutdown periods to ensure the safety of all staff, residents and construction workers onsite.


Project Contact

Steve Taylor
Managing Director

Steve is a founding shareholder of Total Construction. Equipped with a carpentry trade background and extensive experience with design and construct projects across all sectors of the building industry, Steve has been a driving force behind the company’s growth and success. With the appointment of a Chairman and CEO, Steve now focuses on the continual development of a successful and sustainable strategy for the business. He also plays a key role in providing leadership for the overall development of the company through strategic marketing, client relationships and procurement. Steve is based in Sydney where he has the overall management in NSW.